How global warming could affect the jet stream
By: Haley Burger
A difference of five degrees Fahrenheit may not seem too noticeable of a change in temperature, but to many biological processes on Earth, five degrees Fahrenheit can make or break natural cycles. Global warming, also known as the Greenhouse Effect is one of Earth's natural...
By: Michael Totten
London fogs are scientific fact. These notorious pea soup fogs shrouded the actions of Jack the Ripper during his reign of terror on the Victorian streets, and made it difficult for German bombers to follow the Thames to bomb London during World War II. They...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
The jet stream is a fast moving current of air found in the upper atmospheric levels between 10 to 15 kilometers above the surface of the earth. The stream can be thousands of kilometers in length while its width can stretch for hundreds of kilometers...
What to do if lightning strikes your car
By: Kevin Graham
It is often said that the safest place during a thunderstorm is a car, but how true is this? A car certainly doesn’t seem that safe. One would think the glass could break, or the electricity could penetrate the metal exterior of the car...
By: Tammy Cramblett
When it starts getting cooler outside, it is a good idea to begin preparing for winter weather and severe storms. The worst thing you can do is wait until cold weather hits to think about it. Make an emergency plan in case the power goes...
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
For the purposes of this article, it is useful to divide the last millennium into three eras: the Medieval Warm Period, the Little Ice Age, and the Fossil Fuel era, marked by the Industrial Revolution and global warming. The Medieval Warm Period: 800 – 1300...
By: David Jefferson
Creating a record of climate change for the last 1000 years is important to put more recent measurements and predictions of future climate change into perspective and to answer the questions of anthropomorphic or man made climate change. People can and do affect the weather...
By: Cameron Scott
It's never fun when lightning strikes your car. Paint peels. All your electronics could be fried. Your tires could blow. And just to add insult to injury, the thunder's going be a crash like you've never heard before. But as long as you're not in...
By: David Jefferson
Thunderstorm development requires three ingredients, moisture, unstable air and a mechanism for lifting. Primary sources of moisture are large bodies of water. In North America these sources are the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and the Gulf of Mexico. Large lakes such as the Great Lakes...
By: Cameron Scott
Lightning doesn't strike twice? Really? Just ask the guy who's been hit by lightning seven times! Knowing the truth about this and other common lightning myths can save your life! Myth: Lightning never strikes twice in the same placeFact: Lightning often strikes more than once...

 

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